Motorsports Trivia Thread!

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Cap'n Jack, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Roo

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    Ah, I see. So is yours not 5 then?

    Giovinardi
    Larini
    Herbert
    Barrichello
    Button

    Good grief :lol:

    Traced in 6:

    Marcus Gronholm (2012 Global Rallycross Championship rounds 1-3) Tanner Foust (2014 WRX round 7) Patrick Carpentier (2006 Daytona 24 Hours) Christian Fittipaldi (2005 Daytona 24 Hours) Paul Tracy (Penske Indycar) Emerson Fittipaldi (F1 1974) Denny Hulme (1966 Le Mans 24 Hours) Ken Miles

    Does anyone know if Emerson and Christian ever shared a team?

    Edit for spelling.
     
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    Sorry, I can't count.

    Very impressive to find one for Grönholm and Miles.
     
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  3. Roo

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    Rallycross' expansion in the last 10 years or so has helped bridge the driver gap between tarmac and dirt. Tried going back in time in rallying at first, but then couldn't cross over to circuit racing after Gronholm - Kankkunen - Waldegard. Perhaps a link via Moss somehow?

    I can do you a daft Top Gear themed Neal to Sato:

    Traced in 2 (sort of):

    Matt Neal (Toyota Aygo 5-a-side red team) James May (2007 Britcar Silverstone 24 Hours) Ben Collins (2000 British F3) Takuma Sato
     
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  4. MatskiMonk

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    There's got to be a shorter one for these two, but the best I came up with... in 3...

    Matt Neal -> Sheddon -> Johnny Herbert (Team Dynamics, 2009, Flash did 1 round) -> Fisichella (V8 Super Stars 2012, Swiss Team) -> Sato (Jordan)

    If you include the ROC, you could go for 3 aswell...

    Matt Neal -> Jason Plato (ASCAR 2002) -> Andy Priaulx (ROC) -> Button (ROC) -> Sato.

    Also, Matt Neal once raced at Bathurst with Boris Said... and Boris said has had A LOT of team mates in A LOT of series.
     
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  5. Liquid

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    I went for a Denny Hulme -> Vic Elford route. Elford was very successful in 1960s rallying but finding out any of Elford's teammates is not apparent.
     
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    Came up with an alternative for Michael Andretti and Dick Johnson:

    Traced in 4.

    Michael Andretti -> Mario Andretti -> Derek Warwick (Le Mans, 1996) -> Peter Brock (Bathurst, 1997) -> Larry Perkins (Bathurst, 1982-84) -> Dick Johnson (Bathurst, 1985)
     
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    Could you go co-drivers/navigators?
     
  8. Liquid

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    It gets murkier with co-drivers but if the co-driver actually was with the driver in question, then yes.

    As opposed to two drivers on a rally team, and you leap from driver one himself to driver two's co-driver, with whom driver one never raced.
     
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    Sir Stirling.
     
  11. MatskiMonk

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    Jack Brabham.

    edit: Didn't read the link, d'oh.
     
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    The three drivers to have been knighted before Lewis Hamilton are Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham & Jackie Stewart. All of them were given the honour after they had been retired from competitive driving for some time, so for Lewis to get it while he's still active in racing is a big deal.
     
  13. Liquid

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    Henry Segrave, Patrick Head and Frank Williams also have knighthoods.

    Segrave retired from circuit racing in 1923 but was still pursuing land speed records until his death in 1930 so I'd consider him still active when he received his. It was actually only a few months before he died trying to break the water speed record.
     
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  14. Jimlaad43

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    Plenty of other sports people have been Knighted while still competing in their sport, Hamilton isn't some wild and controversial exception to the award as all the media and haters are trying to justify it as another reason to hate him.

    Just move on. It's well deserved for someone who's done more for the UK than just win more races than anyone else.
     
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    Honors in return for service to the kingdom. Doesn't this echo the true original idea of knighthood as enfoeffment or feudal land tenure - sometimes perpetual - in return for military service?
     
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    Knighthoods are an anachronistic circlejerk. Don't overthink things.
     
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    Name Translator

    An inversion of the last time I did this. This time, I've taken English-language racing driver names and translated them into other languages.

    German
    Jakub Jagd
    Filip Brühl
    Timo Eisenbrand

    French
    François Jardinière
    Jacky Greffier

    Spanish
    Alano Juarez

    Italian
    Giuliano Bastione
    Riccardo Mariano
    Giacomo di Tommaso

    The nationalities of the drivers used are English, Scottish, Australian and American.
     
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    Alano Juarez > Alan Jones
     
  19. Roo

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    Some unresearched semi-guesses:

    François Jardinière Frank Gardner
    Alano Juarez Alan Jones
    Giuliano Bastione Julian Bailey...?
     
  20. Liquid

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    All correct!


    German
    Jakub Jagd
    Filip Brühl
    Timo Eisenbrand

    French
    François Jardinière -
    Frank Gardner
    Jacky Greffier

    Spanish
    Alano Juarez -
    Alan Jones

    Italian
    Giuliano Bastione -
    Julian Bailey
    Riccardo Mariano
    Giacomo di Tommaso
     
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    Jacky Greffier - Jackie Stewart?
    Riccardo Mariano - Richard Burns?
    Jakub Jagd - James Hunt?
    Filip Bruhl - Phill Hill?
     
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    Given that Knighthoods are an ancestral circle-jerk, does that make Lewis Hamilton a circle jerker? Should he put his finger in the Queen's eye and decline the honor?
     
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    Timo Eisenbrand - Tiff Needell (bit of a long-shot)
    Giacomo di Tommaso - Jack Brabham (somewhat sure)
     
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    If only he'd have been openly supportive of the UK leaving the EU he might have been bunged a peerage... Baron Sir Lewis Carl David Hamilton, of the Stevenage massive. It worked for The Right Honourable The Lord Beefy Sir Botham, OBE.

    ... I suppose there's still time for Lewis to enter British politics ... I'd actually quite like to see that.
     
  25. Liquid

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    Hmm.

    Two of these are correct. Jakub is James in many other languages and Jagd does simply mean hunt (to hunt - jagen, Master Hunter - Jägermeister). Brühl is a fairly easy translation of a Hill.

    Riccardo Mariano and Jacky Greffier are not correct.


    German
    Jakub Jagd -
    James Hunt
    Filip Brühl - Phil Hill
    Timo Eisenbrand

    French
    François Jardinière -
    Frank Gardner
    Jacky Greffier

    Spanish
    Alano Juarez -
    Alan Jones

    Italian
    Giuliano Bastione -
    Julian Bailey
    Riccardo Mariano
    Giacomo di Tommaso


    Let's have a few more guesses before I start dishing out clues.
     
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    I know we've moved on, but I just remembered this and it bothered me: Patrick Carpentier and Paul Tracy were teammates in CART in 2003.

    Marcus Gronholm and Ken Miles: traced in 5:

    Marcus Gronholm (2012 Global Rallycross Championship rounds 1-3) Tanner Foust (2014 WRX round 7) Patrick Carpentier (2003 CART) Paul Tracy (Penske Indycar) Emerson Fittipaldi (F1 1974) Denny Hulme (1966 Le Mans 24 Hours) Ken Miles
     
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    Joan Mir nearly became MotoGP champion in 2020 without ever winning a race in that season (before he won the penpenultimate round of the championship (in fact he'd never actually won a top level MotoGP race until that point too)). There are examples of champions with 1 win in a season, but can anybody find an example of a driver or rider winning the championship without ever winning a round?

    Feel free to list one-race winning champions as well.
    Joan Mir - MotoGP 2020 (1/14)
    Colin Turkington - BTCC 2018 (1/30)
    Esteban Ocon - GP3 2015 (1/18)
    Keke Rosberg - Formula 1 1982 (1/16)
    Jean-Louis Tournadre - MotoGP 250cc 1982 (1/12)
     
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    This is really obscure, but Jean-Louis Tournadre was the 1982 champion of MotoGP's 250cc division, with the widely boycotted French GP being his only career win, which I guess makes him the least successful champion ever in that discipline.
     
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    Pretty certain there's been a couple of winless Indycar championships throughout history. Think it also happened in Super GT.
     
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    Oops! :O